Advertising Applications - Notices

New and Variation Applications

When applying for a new Premises Licences, Club Premises Certificate or Provisional Statement, or to vary an existing Licence or Certificate, the applicant must advertise the application for a period of no less than 28 consecutive days starting on the day after the day on which the application was given to the relevant licensing authority.  This date is the last date for representations.

A notice must be displayed prominently at or on the premises to which the application relates so that it can be conveniently read from the exterior of the premises by the general public.  In the case of a premises covering an area of more than fifty metres square, a further notice in the same form and subject to the same requirements must be displayed every fifty metres along the external perimeter of the premises abutting any highway.

The Notice must also be published in the Local Newspaper at least once during the occasion of 10 working days starting the day after the application was made to the Licensing Authority.

The Notice must be:

  • of a size equal or larger than A4
  • of a pale blue colour
  • printed legibly in black ink or typed in black in a font of a size equal to or larger than 16
Minor Variations

For Minor Variations, a Notice must be displayed on the premises for a period of not less than 10 days, starting from the day after the application is served on the local authority.  There is no requirement to advertise in the local newspaper.

The Notice must be:

  • of a size equal or larger than A4
  • on white paper
  • printed legibly in black ink or typed in black

Examples of Notices can be found under related documents on this page.

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